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Published on September 2nd, 2011 | by Christian Cawley

Dolores Umbridge in Doctor Who?

British character actress Imelda Staunton, whose long list of credits includes Harry Potter films as Dolores Unbridge, is listed in the cast of The Girl Who Waited!

The adventure – which airs on September 10th at 7.15pm – focuses on Amy and Rory, and is essentially this year’s “Doctor-lite” episode, featuring minimal work from Matt Smith. The BBC lists the episode thus:

Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague – a plague that will kill the Doctor in a day.

The Doctor can use the TARDIS to smash through time and break in, but then Rory is on his own. He must find Amy and bring her back to the TARDIS before the alien doctors can administer their medicine.

Rory is about to encounter a very different side to his wife. Can he rescue Amy before she is killed by kindness?

Staunton appeared notably in the Harry Potter movie Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as well as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. She also appeared in Nanny McPhee and Much Ado About Nothing.

The actress is listed on the Radio Times website as “Voice of Interface – Imelda Staunton”, indicating that she is playing a similar guest role as Michael Sheen earlier in the season who voiced House in The Doctor’s Wife.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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